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[mass noun] Loss of coordination of movement, especially as a result of syphilitic infection of the spinal cord.Also called tabes dorsalis
- ‘As Mears was preparing this anthology she was suffering from the onset of locomotor ataxia, the loss of strength and co-ordination in walking.’
- ‘He focused his studies particularly on organic gait disorders, locomotor ataxia, and hysteria.’
- ‘However this delicate matter remains open, because in 1903 he was stricken with locomotor ataxia.’
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